Another old gardening technique that has yet to come to high hopes is growing potatoes in straw. Many people grow them in tires and keep piling tires up and adding straw as the potatoes grow up.
Instead of using tires, I used some old pallets wired together instead of tires.
Martin went in and laid down some newspapers and a bit of compost to give the taters a head up on the grass.
Martin is like “Jim” from Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom – he goes in and does the hard work while I stand and watch! These potatoes were left-0ver from last year and had already started growing.
Straw on top, and the pallets afford the straw to keep piling up as the potatoes grow.